[PD] How's Pd limited?

David Medine dmedine at ucsd.edu
Tue Feb 23 23:45:28 CET 2016

I think we all need to learn more about multi-threading if we want to 
run real-time, modular, digital signal processing algorithms on 
multi-core machines. I, for one, can not think of any general, robust 
way to do this. In that sense, Pd's adherence to single threading is 
actually a very elegant solution to the problem.

On 2/23/2016 12:25 PM, martin brinkmann wrote:
> On 22/02/16 02:49, Matti Viljamaa wrote:
>> How do you think Pure Data is limited?
> for me the only real and important (i can think of at the
> moment) limitation is the block-based audio processing.
> to me this seems quite unnatural and inconvenient when dealing with
> digital audio. it kept me for a couple of years from using pd, though it
> is only a 'showstopper' in rather few cases, i found out.
> feedback in large/complex patches for example, since it
> is not very practical (or possible at all) to re-block
> everything to 1...
> what i tried but couldn't (yet): build a decent piano-roll
> editor (vanilla).
> and i believe too, pd has to 'learn' better multithreading to run
> adequately on our future machines with hundreds or even thousands of
> arm-cores...
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